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May 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 2)

MagazineMay 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 2)

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FEATURE So you think you need . . . a vasectomy

* No-scalpel vasectomy is becoming the operation of choice as postsurgical complications (such as haematoma, bleeding or infections) are much less likely

FEATURE Drugs for prostate cancer

While factors such as race and family history make certain groups more vulnerable to prostate cancer, age is the biggest risk indicator across the board

FEATURE Candida crisis

Although treating your Candida and overcoming your physical symptoms should help to alleviate your mental symptoms as well, there are a few other steps you can take to manage your anxiety

FEATURE Herbal combination best for burns

After years of studying and using alternative remedies, I find that the most effective treatment for burns (first- and second-degree) is Weleda's Combudoron Lotion [a herbal combination of Arnica flowers and Urtica urens leaves]

FEATURE Look out for preservatives in glaucoma eyedrops

Re 'Glaucoma' (WDDTY vol 15 no 12), the preservative in many eyedrops is benzalkonium, which contains a benzene-related chemical that is well documented to cause bone-marrow damage

FEATURE Hubby's hips helped by regular exercise.

My husband had a successful hip replacement

FEATURE Candida crisis

Q I've been suffering from anxiety for many years

FEATURE Doctors get hrt stroke benefit wrong.

Besides offering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a quick-fix solution for menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings and weight gain, medicine has been using it as preventative medicine against cardiovascular problems such as heart attack, blood clots and stroke

FEATURE The best alternative treatment for . . . raynaud's syndrome

This is a precursor to nitric oxide, which improves circulation, bringing more oxygen to tissues (Stroke, 1994; 25: 429-35)

FEATURE Electro-pollution

You can't see them, hear or feel them, but we are bathed in them 24 hours a day

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